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Old Apr 17, 2003, 12:38 AM   #1
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Hellooooo!

I have had an Olympus C-4000 for a while now, and I love the pictures that it takes. EXCEPT :? the lens cap that came with it bothers me. Maybe its the way that it swings back and forth when I'm trying to keep my hand still. :x It also comes off very easily. Many times i take it out of my bag to discover that it has come off and is rustling around with all my junk. And if you're not careful when you're putting it back on, you could easily scratch the lens.

So, I wanted to ask: Is there a type of lens cap that I could buy that DOESN'T do this? :?:

I'd be S happy if anyone had a suggestion!
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Old Apr 17, 2003, 12:56 AM   #2
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About the lens cap swinging around, all caps that I know of will do this. This problem is fixable, however, if you either store the cap in your pocket or bag while shooting.
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Old Apr 17, 2003, 7:32 AM   #3
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My Oly 4000 lens cap used to annoy me, too. This may be what you're looking for:
http://www.olympuscap.homestead.com/

What it doesn't do: it doesn't open automatically when you power on/extend the lens; it doesn't flap around in the breeze

What it does do: provide better protection

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Old Apr 17, 2003, 9:31 AM   #4
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I use the same lens cap as Fenlander. I like it much better than the Olympus cap.
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Old Apr 17, 2003, 11:11 AM   #5
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These caps are usually used for rifle telescopic sights (Butler and Creek or Polar Caps), they are brilliant.

I'd have a serious think about using a CLA1 with UV filter too.
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Old Apr 18, 2003, 10:46 AM   #6
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Thanks sooooo much fenlander!!

I'm ordering mine today!
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 5:36 PM   #7
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That flip-open design does look preferable to a dangling lens cap on a tether. I do have a couple of questions about it, though:
1. Is there any vignetting at full wide angle?
2. The link doesn't reference the C-2100; does anyone know if it will work with this camera?
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 5:39 PM   #8
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Ig,

No vignetting: the cap is only a few mm longer than the retracted lens.

Can't comment on the 2100.

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Old Apr 20, 2003, 9:30 PM   #9
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That flip-open design does look preferable to a dangling lens cap on a tether. I do have a couple of questions about it, though:
1. Is there any vignetting at full wide angle?
2. The link doesn't reference the C-2100; does anyone know if it will work with this camera?
Email the person who sells them, [email protected] I've had a few discussions with them in the past, and they're very good at addressing concerns.
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 10:20 PM   #10
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Thanks, fenlander and Mike_PEAT for your assistance!
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